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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Hamilton AdvokatbyrÄ and Nilsson & Co merge

October 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton AdvokatbyrĂ„ and Nilsson & Co merge – form leading full service firm focused on the Stockholm area

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Bra Bil in transfer of limited partnership company to Hedin Bil

October 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Bra Bil has transferred a limited partnership company to Hedin Bil AB. The partnership owns a real property in Gothenburg. Part of Bra Bil's car sales and repair business, which was conducted at the real property, was also transferred to Hedin Bil. Setterwalls represented Bra Bil in the transaction.

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Legal advisor in the HQ matter

October 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has been the advisor of HQ AB (publ) since the company publicly announced its requirement to strengthen its capital base due to losses in its trading operation. Setterwalls has, inter alia, advised HQ in connection with the proposed and guaranteed rights issue of SEK 1 billion, and the sale of HQ Fonder to Investment AB Öresund for SEK 850 million to assure HQ’s short-term capital requirement.

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SjÀtte AP-Fonden sells Sportex to Team Sportia

October 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has advised SjÀtte AP-Fonden.

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STRABAG wins contract to rebuild mall in TĂ€by, Stockholm

October 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Lennart Iwar from Setterwalls advised STRABAG Projektutveckling AB, which is part of the global Strabag AS (listed on Austrian stock market), in negotiations with Rodamco Projekt AB, which is part of the listed French group Unibail-Rodamco SA (one of Europe’s largest real-estate owners) regarding a turnkey project to refurbish and extend the mall in TĂ€by (retail, commercial and residential space).

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Aviagen purchases LantmÀnnen SweChick

October 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, purchases LantmÀnnen SweChick AB, the leading poultry supplier for the broiler chicken industry in the Nordic region, by LantmÀnnen. Setterwalls has assisted Aviagen in the transaction.

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From the Office of the Attorney General to Wikborg Rein

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Lawyer (H) Kaare Andreas Shetelig at present with the Office of the Attorney General has with effect from 29th November been nominated as junior partner in Wikborg Rein. He will be a part of the Trade, Industry and Public Sector Industry Group in Oslo, and enter into the team of legal procedure partners of this group.

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The Norwegian real estate market from a legal perspective

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Despite the fact that Norway similar to the rest of Europe experienced a relatively volatile real estate market in 2008 and 2009, the volume of transactions has increased substantially throughout 2010.This positive trend also applies to the building construction market, both commercial and residential.

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Wikborg Rein at the IBA conference in Vancouver

October 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein is present at this year's annual conference of the International Bar Association which takes place in Vancouver from 4 to 8 October.

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Acquisition of PregLem Holding by Gedeon Richter

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

BĂ€r & Karrer advised Gedeon Richter Plc in the acquisition of PregLem Holding SA, a privately held Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gynaecological conditions and infertility. Richter is a leading multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. The acquisition has completed and Richter now owns 100% of PregLem’s equity. The acquisition values PregLem at up to CHF445 million.

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FTSE 100 company chooses Jersey for incorporation

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen advised Wolseley plc, a FTSE 100 company on the creation of a new group holding company which has gained international profile in recent days.

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Acquisition of PregLem Holding by Gedeon Richter

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

BĂ€r & Karrer advised Gedeon Richter Plc in the acquisition of PregLem Holding SA, a privately held Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gynaecological conditions and infertility.

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El-Aref International Law Office July Newsletter

October 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

Continuing and developing the activity of the firm over last several months, El-Aref International Law Office has recently successfully advised and acted as counsel in the following matters in Europe and in the MENA Region.

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El-Aref International Law among leading Lebanon Law Firms

October 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

The El-Aref International Law Firm is a law firm with a long history in Lebanon law and also a very modern law firm that can handle any type of corporate and financial issues a business may have. They work with clients in Lebanon and around the world and make sure that every client is completely satisfied. They have a large staff with expertise and experience in many different types of law. If your business needs representation, you should look into working with the best Lebanon law firm, the El-Aref International Law Firm.

 

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AAA Baltic Service Company joined European Law Firm network

October 2010. Press Releases by AAA Baltic Service Company (view listing).

AAA Baltic Service Company - law firm became a solely representative for Lithuania in European law Firm (ELF). ELF unifies 27 law firms acting in different countries across whole Europe: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Baltic states, Scandinavia, Switzerland. Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Belgium and other, one in each country. The general meeting of ELF members voted unanimously in favour of accepting AAA Baltic Service Company as the newest member, completing representation across the Baltic States.

 

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Erica Johansson new partner in Delphi's Banking and Finance Group

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Erica Johansson has joined Delphi as partner in the Banking and Finance Group. Erica Johansson previously worked at Mayer Brown International LLP in London and has also worked at Allen & Overy LLP in London for several years.

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Delphi assisted Linköpings Stadshus AB in issue of commercial papers

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Advokatfirman Delphi assisted Linköpings Stadshus AB in an issue of commercial papers of no more than SEK 2 billion with Nordea Bank as arranger.

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Peter Utterström elected chairman of the World Services Group

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Peter Utterström was elected chairman of the World Services Group (WSG) on 7 September. He will continue the work of 2009-2010 years' chairman Alberto Lasheras Shine to establish the World Services Group as one of the leading global networks for professional service providers within legal services, accounting, investment banking and finance.

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Delphi involved in global industrial transaction

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi assisted the Swedish based company Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings & Inks when AkzoNobel acquired worldwide assets in several countries, including a majority stake in the joint venture company Server Boya in Turkey.

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Delphi advised in life science company investment

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi assisted Sydsvensk Entreprenörfond and others in connection with an investment in the medical device company Metpro Ronneby AB during the summer.

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Civil tender results: Law Society takes legal action

October 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

The Law Society is taking legal action against the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the outcome of the family legal aid tender round, which will see the number of firms assigned to family law work reduced from 2,400 to 1,300.

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Bindmans improves league position in UK 200

October 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Bindmans LLP has climbed five places in the league tables published this week in The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2010. This year we are ranked at 188th, based on the annual turnover of UK law firms, compared with 193rd position 12 months ago.

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What the Legal 500 2010 says about Bindmans legal practice in London

October 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Another great year of reviews from the Legal 500

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Law Society wins family tender challenge

October 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Stephen Grosz, Saadia Khan and Clare Jennings of Bindmans LLP represented the Law Society in its successful High Court challenge to the Legal Services Commission’s family legal aid tender process.

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7 Join Hassans

October 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Seven new recruits have been welcomed into Gibraltar’s leading law firm, Hassans,underpinning its continued growth in spite of the difficult economic situation worldwide. Threetrainee solicitors, Harriet Rhoda, Piers Barber and David Borge and four barristers, AlbertAgius, Stephen Noguera, Matthew Torres and Joelle Wahnon will work in variousdepartments, including property, litigation, tax, and commercial. 

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O’Neal Webster wins InterContinental Finance Magazine Award

October 2010. Press Releases by O'Neal Webster - Barristers & Solicitors (view listing).
O'Neal Webster  is pleased to announce that it has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year (Banking & Finance) in the British Virgin Islands by InterContinental Finance Magazine in its 2010 Global Magazine Awards. The firm is considered to have performed to exceptional levels during one of the most difficult economic periods ever experienced.

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5 October 2010 - BĂ€r & Karrer Strengthens its Tax Department

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

The Swiss law firm BĂ€r & Karrer strengthens its tax department by recruiting three (highly) qualified tax specialists. 

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Millions raised in new fund offering

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

UK private equity house, Inflexion Private Equity LLP, has announced the closing of its new 2010 Buyout Fund which has raised a total of ÂŁ375m. 

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Orascom Development Holding AG successfully completes rights offering

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

On 4 October 2010, Orascom Development Holding AG (“Orascom”), a leading developer of fully integrated towns, completed a CHF 185 million capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders and holders of Egyptian Depositary Receipts. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund Orascom’s devel-opment projects and for general corporate purposes. The syndicate of banks comprised Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank acting as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners. 

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Orascom Development Holding AG successfully completes rights offering

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

On 4 October 2010, Orascom Development Holding AG (“Orascom”), a leading developer of fully integrated towns, completed a CHF 185 million capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders and holders of Egyptian Depositary Receipts.

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Hengeler Mueller advises banking syndicate on issuance of RWE's first hybrid bond

October 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On September 20, 2010, RWE AG for the first time issued a euro hybrid bond with a total volume of € 1.75 billion. This is the biggest ever euro hybrid bond issued by an industrial corporation in Europe.

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Hengeler Mueller advises underwriters on capital increase of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

October 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller is advising the underwriters led by COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft and Deutsche Bank AG on the capital increase of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the amount of € 420 m.

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Hengeler Mueller advises HOCHTIEF on takeover offer by ACS

October 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On September 16, 2010 the Spanish construction and services entity, ACS Actividades de ConstucciĂłn y Servicios S.A., announced a takeover offer for the entire issued share capital of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft.

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Carey Olsen dominates fund market in Guernsey

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is the market leader for legal services to Guernsey’s funds industry, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper statistics report. 

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Ćąuca ZbĂąrcea & AsociaĆŁii wins at The Lawyer European Awards 2010

October 2010. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Ćąuca ZbĂąrcea & AsociaĆŁii was chosen as the law firm of the year during the ceremony organized by the prestigious British publication: The Lawyer.

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Romanian law firm sets footprint in the Republic of Moldova

October 2010. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Ʊuca Zbñrcea & Asociaƣii announced that it signed a cooperation agreement with Ʊurcan & Ʊurcan – leader of the business law market in ChiƟinău (Republic of Moldova).

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FINANCE MONTHLY LAW AWARDS 2010

October 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY WINS SWISS CAPITAL MARKETS AND CORPORATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD 

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NKF ADVISES IMPLENIA IN THE ACQUISITION OF A REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO OF SULZER

October 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

31 August 2010: Niederer Kraft & Frey has advised SIX listed Implenia on the purchase of a real estate portfolio and development unit of SIX listed Sulzer group. 

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NKF ADVISES ADVENT CONTROLLED TRAVEL RETAIL INVESTMENT S.C.A

October 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

NKF ADVISES ADVENT CONTROLLED TRAVEL RETAIL INVESTMENT S.C.A. IN PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF 2.9 MILLION SHARES OF SIX LISTED DUFRY 

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BĂ€r & Karrer elected Swiss Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer

October 2010. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

BĂ€r & Karrer won the award "Swiss Law Firm of the Year" in The Lawyer's annual European Awards ceremony. Held in Berlin, the event saw the top firms from each of Europe's main markets rewarded for their excellence over the last 12 months. 

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Ogier Hong Kong acts on acquisition of BVI Company

October 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

The Hong Kong office recently acted as BVI advisers to a consortium consisting of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd (“Zijin”) and China-Africa Development Fund (“CADFund”) in connection with a US$284 million acquisition of Platmin Congo Limited, a BVI company undertaking copper mining activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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Ogier advises on securitisation transaction

October 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier (Chris Byrne and Peter Longstaffe) acted as Jersey legal advisers to WestLB (as Sole Co-ordinator and Joint Arranger) in relation to the issuance by A.R.T.S Ltd (a Jersey SPV administered by Deutsche Bank Jersey) of a number of tranches of floating rate notes in an aggregate amount of just under US$865,000,000 pursuant to the A.R.T.S US$5billion note issuance programme. 

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Ogier Guernsey advises on establishment of World Shariah Funds PCC Limited

October 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier Guernsey has recently acted as lead counsel in the establishment of World Shariah Funds PCC Limited ("WSF") as a class B collective investment scheme in Guernsey. WSF is a shariah-compliant investment fund which also complies with the requirements of the UCITS directive. WSF is one of only a handful of shariah-compliant funds established in Guernsey and the first for Ogier Guernsey. 

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Eurolex Bulgaria became a legal consultant of Carlsberg

Relying on the corporate experience and the excellent reputation of “Eurolex Bulgaria” ltd., especially in the area of privatization, “Carlsberg  Bulgaria” chose the company for a consultant on the procedure for privatization of the municipal shares in the capital of “Hliab I Hlebni Izdelia” ltd., owned by municipality Blagoevgrad.

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AstapovLawyers to advise RGU on establishing a self-regulating organization

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

27.09.2010 - AstapovLawyers joined a working team to handle establishing a self-regulating organization (SRO) by the Russian Grain Union. The organization will be empowered to set, control the compliance with, and impose sanctions for the violations of, obligatory rules for Russia’s agricultural market.

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Wiersholm advises Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. ("KKR")

September 2010. Press Releases by Wiersholm (view listing).

Wiersholm advises Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. ("KKR") in their acquisition of a 76.9% ownership in Visma Holding ("Visma")

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES TOP LEADER BANK

September 2010. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES TOP LEADER BANK IN UKRAINE ON FIRST POST-CRISIS PRIVATE UKRAINIAN BANK EUROBOND TRANSACTION

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AKD appoints new partner

September 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Law firm AKD has appointed Mr L. (Luc) Defaix as a partner with effect from 1 September 2010. Before this date, he worked at management investment company Penguin Ventures, and will now be joining our Corporate Law practice group in Eindhoven.

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Klaas Meersma new partner at AKD

September 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Law firm and notarial services provider AKD has appointed Klaas Meersma as a partner effective from 16 September 2010. Klaas, who joins from Houthoff Buruma will be part of the firm’s Government & Enterprise section in Amsterdam.

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MAQS TRAINING PARTNER @ TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

September 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

MAQS LAW FIRM in Estonia is the training partner of PÖFF (TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL) and its BLÄCK MARKET programme for the film industry.

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